Burnley announce appointment of Vincent Kompany as new manager

Kompany tasked with getting club back to Premier LeagueFormer Manchester City captain ‘excited by challenge ahead’The former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has been appointed Burnley’s manager. The 36-year-old e former Belgium international quit as head coach at Anderlecht, where he spent three years, in May.“Burnley Football Club is a truly historic English side and it is an honour to be appointed first-team manager,” said Kompany, who takes over from caretaker Mike Jackson, who replaced Sean Dyche in April but could not save the club from relegation to the Championship. “I’m excited by the challenge ahead. I’m looking forward to getting to work with the players and creating a positive, winning team for our fans when we return to Turf Moor.